To the contrary, if one hand is on the bar and the kite behaves in an erratic manner, the initial reaction will most likely be to move the other hand to the bar to try to assert control.MattyM wrote: ↑Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:15 pmWith respect edt, I strongly disagree with you. If your hand is on the QR during launch, you are much more likely to pull it straight away something feels wrong, especially if you have decided this is what you will do beforehand. Secondly, I believe that many launch accidents are caused by erratic kite behaviour due to oversheeting - and it is near impossible to oversheet with one hand on the bar, and especially if gently pulling a single leader line as is my preferred launch method now - kite just floats up very gently.edt wrote: ↑Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:41 pmDo not put your hand on the QR when launching. I have seen people who do this. When the kite acts funny their first reaction is NOT to pull the QR but to move the hand FROM the QR TO the control bar (in order to control the kite better). Then and only then after they realize they can't control the kite with both hands the hand moves FROM the control bar back to the QR.
A very common launch mistake is launching with far to much power. I see it all the time - the kite only has to fly, not be well powered up!